Thanks for dropping in. This has been a slow spring. The cooler temperatures and excessive moisture has made for good landscape growing conditions here, but all the rain and flooding nor a welcome thing.It’s been cold and wet here in Chicago for what feels like for ever. Looks
Like the sun will come out Monday. I have been gathering parts for my build looking forward to getting started. I’m enjoying your build.
I remember seeing that steam punk battery tube. Amazing what one can do in repurposing common material and hardware items. I’m after more of a recreated stock look.That cord adaptation turned out great! Nice vintage touch.
When you mention battery pack, I immediately go to that awesome PVC rustification job on Classic Rat in BO 10.
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Maybe a little 'rustification' or weathering technique on your custom tank would tie it in with your vintage headlight job. I watched this yesterday, and am planning on implementing some of this technique into my own build. Fascinating!
Thank you, I’m more than happy with the light so far.That light came out awesome!
Take care ready to see your build kickoff.
I getting: home sick;
For :Rat-Rod'n .,
The vision is starting to gel simple as it may be. Thanks for following the build along.That battery tube and mounts are starting to look the part!
I’d never seen a tire labeled “Wing Foot” before either. The front is still serviceable or would work well as a display tire. The rear is roached from sitting flat for too long.Wow... never seen a Good Year 'Wing Foot' before.
Never had the Fenix brand before. The “FENIX” is imprinted on the tire sidewalls. I’ve used the CST’s before, they hold a lot of sand/gravel and mud in the tread. I have the other three brands you mention on some other bikes as well. I’m probably going for the look on this “Laid Back” bike. The round tread tires usually roll better with less resistance and ride smoother.Fenix. Don't know that maker, but I do know Cheng Shin Tires (CST). Best ones when it comes to Chinese tires, but not-the-best compared to more expensive tire brands. I personally run Continentals, Schwalbe, and Kendas on most of my bikes.
Yah that idea has been in my plan book from the time I first picked up the bike. I have a 700c wheelset that would work.So, I'm just barnstorming, er brainstorming here, Ed. But with that long lean look to your cool custom tank, I'm wondering if a taller, skinnier wheel tire combo might really set it off?
I know it's 'out of the box' (custom tank pun intended) for your typical build, but we old dudes are taking on some new features this year in our builds anyway. Just a thought.
Something like this, maybe:
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